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. dominican father david o arourke. >> thank you for inviting me. >> tell us about your film red terror on the amber coast. >> i ended up in 1999 being recruited to work there, rebuilding the church after the collapse of the soviet system. i was living in the dominican house right across the street from the old kgb headquarters, i'm a writer and one morning i was out walking, actually i got in early from california, i was dying for some coffee with a 10 hour time difference. i was looking for coffee walked by the building, knew sort of what it was. the sun is up very early that far north. i looked in the window, pulled the door it was unlocked. i walked inside there was a brown door over at the end of the foyer. the building itself is a big czarist, neo- classical building. >>> anyone in history scream at you? >> indeed. there was nothing there, i went down stairs, saw the door, opened it walked down the stairs and found myself in the old kgb prison which a few years earlier had people in it. for the next two hours, in absolute silence and all alone i walked from cell to cell to cell. t
>>> making his case. president obama defends the u.s. mission in libya. >> some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. the united states of america is different. >>> discrimination suit. america's biggest retailer on edge as the supreme court takes up one of the biggest workplace lawsuits in history. >>> and caught on tape. a vintage air force plane makes an unexpected water landing. this is the "cbs morning news" an unexpected water landing. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. defending the u.s. military mission in libya. president obama says the operation was necessary to prevent a campaign of killing. this morning rebel forces continue to push west under the cover of allied air support. nato takes command of the operation tomorrow. secretary of state clinton arrived in london last night. this morning she will attend a conference to discuss what comes next in libya. last night the president said u.s. actions in libya stopped a slaughter a
the nation. saying u.s. role in attacking moammar gadhafi forces is limited, but necessary. >> i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter in mass graves before taking action. >> gadhafi is still clinging to power and many question whether the u.s. and its allies are doing enough to push him out. we will talk with tu.s. baee ambassador to the u.n. and john mccain. >>> the snake hunt. the venomous cobra that escaped from the bronx zoo remains on loose this morning creating a media frenzy and inspiring a legion of twitter followers "early" this tuesday morning, march 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good tuesday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. welcome back to the country. the time zone, the program. >> nice to be back sitting next to you, chris. >>> things were busy while i was away. >>> more on the president speech's last night and that ongoing battle for libya. this morning, rebel forces are macing more resistance from gadhafi militias. a state department diplomat is going to benghazi and meet with rebel leaders for the first time. in the meantime, secretary of st
. >>> the storms may be behind us but now new concerns shine now that the sun is back. there have been a bunch of landslides across the bay area we have been telling you about for days and several homes are falling apart. kiet do shows us one woman's disaster in the south bay. >>> reporter: for home owners in this south san jose neighborhood, it's a disaster unfolding in slow motion. >> it's coming, and it's just going straight down. it be there down at the people's house down below if it keeps going. >> reporter: she has lived here just off almaden road all her life and above the backyard, the soil is slipping and toppling trees on her roof. the back lawn used to be flat but it broke off and sunk fleet. it's all going downhill literally inch by inch. >> what about my land? my land hour moving -- is moving hourly. >> reporter: a large chunk of the hill say the has dragged down power lines, ruptured a natural gas line and eat any way at the roll. the tan colored two-story home belongs to a woman and the ground around it has given way exposing the home's foundation. retaining walls are cracking >>> good morning. breaking news. a u.s. war plane crashes in libya but the americans are board are said to be safe after a third night of attacks on tripoli and growing diplomatic battles who should take the lead in this mission. we will get the latest from libya and talk with senator john mccain about what is next for the u.s. and its allies. >>> fallout fears. japanese officials say the struggle to control leaking radiation at a crippled nuclear plant could go on for weeks as water in one of the storage pools becomes dangerously hot. concerns continue to grow over radiation leaking into the food and water supply while the death toll continues to skyrocket, "early" this tuesday morning, march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "the early show" here on a tuesday morning. chris wragge along with erica hill. you're seeing pictures of an f-15 eagle strike down over libya late last night. >> breaking news we are following this morning. we want to get you the very late evidentest on that american fighter jet. you can see it crashed and what happened to the two on bors, david
. at the same time, the united states began evacuating americans from japan and u.s. officials reminded those staying behind to get out of that 50-mile danger zone around the fukushima dai-ichi plant. the reactors damaged by friday's earthquake and tsunami were bombarded today with water mr. from helicopters, police water cannons and fire trucks to try to cool them off and prevent a meltdown, but it's not at all clear if it's working. and in washington, the head of the nuclear regulatory commission said it could take weeks to get these reactors under control. bill whitaker in japan begins our coverage. >> reporter: this new video released today gives the clearest picture yet of the stricken fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant. >> what we're seeing is that the damage from the fires is very significant. >> reporter: today, japanese military helicopters with protective led-lined cockpits dumped water on reactor three, attempting to cool the nuclear fuel rods. but much of the water appeared to disperse in the wind. police and firefighters also brought in water cannons to douse the reactor but
after soaring radiation forces a retreat. and the u.s. tells americans to evacuate a 50-mile danger zone. i'm katie couric. also tonight, the question everyone in this country is asking: could it happen here? the u.s. has 23 nuclear reactors just like those in japan. how safe are they and we? and as the search goes on for victims of the earthquake and tsunami, an american exchange teacher is among the missing. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. they have what could be the most dangerous job in the world, and the world is rooting for them to get it done. the nuclear power plant workers in japan trying to prevent a meltdown. radiation at the dai-ichi plant in fukushima got so high today they were forced to leave temporarily, but now they're back on the job. japan has raised the maximum radiation dose allowed for nuclear workers so they can deal with the crisis, but the head of the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission told congress today the doses those workers could be >> couric: tonight, the u.s. loses a warplane as the allies keep up the assault on libya and qaddafi remains defiant. >> ( translated ): we will win. we will be victorious in this historical battle. we will not surrender. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, they survived one disaster, now these japanese have been forced to take shelter against another threat: nuclear radiation. america's nuclear problem. where to store permanently more than 145 million pounds of spent fuel rods. and college students struggling to make the grade. what some schools are doing to make sure they graduate. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it's four days into a u.s.-led assault on his military, and libya's moammar qaddafi has lost radar installations, tanks, and naval facilities but not his defiance. he appeared in public tonight in tripoli vowing to fight on and telling supporters he will win and will not surrender. qaddafi's forces kept up their attacks on civilians today in a numbe
are found in tokyo's water supply, as the u.s. bans the import of some japanese foods. >> right there. right there! >> and too close for comfort. a kayaker in florida meets a >> and too close for comfort. a kayaker in florida meets a monster of the deep. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. we will not surrender. those words, the defiant libyan leader moammar gadhafi, who made his first public appearance in a week. despite the allied-imposed no-fly zone, libyan troops continued their unrelenting attacks against rebel-held cities where conditions are described as desperate. the u.s. military says it is considering all options. explosions were heard in tripoli this morning. and susan mcginnis is in washington with more on this story. good morning, susan. >> hi, good morning, betty. the mission in libya is accomplishing its goal, including grounding gadhafi's air force. but as criticism of the operation grows, along with the cost, the u.s. is looking to hand off control. despite a fourth night of allied air strikes pounding libya, leader
in our backyard or in the field behind us. >> reporter: just before noon police caught one of the suspects. >> we did locate one subject hiding in an out building in an area where he was described to have fled. >> reporter: a rash of recent home invasions has neighbors here on edge. >> i think it is very scary especially when we have all these kids running around and playing and riding bikes. >> reporter: laura owns a daycare. >> came outside to see what was going on. and discovered all of this. >> did you send the kids home? >> no, but i have them locked up in my house and we keep coming out periodically to see what is going on. >> reporter: we are going to show you this surveillance video again. the neighbor didn't want to go on camera for obvious reasons because police are certainly looking at his videotape to try to catch these suspects. at this point right now two of the suspects are in custody. one of them is still at large. if you look at the videotape you can actually see the police car going down leeward street and then ramming into the jeep cherokee. the suspects
. he was just 20 years old. his father, albert, joins us now from york, pennsylvania. mr. snyder, what was your reaction to today's supreme court decision? >> i was kind of shocked. i can't believe that the supreme court today has now told us that we have no rights to bury our dead in peace. it's a sad day for our military men and women, their families. it's a sad day for all americans. my first thought is what kind of society have we become? >> couric: are you surprised the decision was so overwhelming with eight out of nine justices backing the protesters? >> yes, i was, katie. they may be book smart but they don't have the common sense god gave a goat. you know, the justices and the government will send their children to war, and they'll send them back in body bags, and then they can't even give us enough respect to bury them in peace. >> couric: the church has protested outside many other funerals. what would you say to other grieving families today? >> well, there's not much we can do about it anymore. when the government won't do anything about it, and the courts give us no remed
with cbs news correspondent harry smith who joins us on the phone this morning from sendai. harry, you need to stay inside at this point? >> reporter: well, a little bit vague, to be perfectly honest. they prefer we say inside. we were outside all day and plenty of rescue operations and normal citizens going about their business today in sendai. we are several hours north of fukushima where the crippled nuclear reactor is. it looks like the japanese are losing their battle to get control of that place, as we say, fukushima, which is a couple of hours south of where we are, well, there was even more bad news today. fears of a nuclear disaster grew today following a third explosion and fire, the largest so far at the crippled fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. >> translator: the reading of the level seems very high. and there is still a very high risk of further radioactive material. >> reporter: workers were struggling to prevent meltdowns of three reactors at the site when the fourth reactor blew. the fire that followed is believed to be the source of the elevated radiation. some 70,000
. at the same time, u.s. and coalition partners kept up the military attacks, launching 22 cruise missile on targets in tripoli. qaddafi's forces, however, are still better armed than the opposition and today they have the rebels on the run. they were forced to retreat just as they prepared to attack qaddafi's hometown of surt. instead, though, they were pushed back more than 25 miles, and not just by the military but by civilians who remain loyal to qaddafi. mandy clark reports tonight from the ever-shifting front line. >> reporter: an attack by qaddafi forces took rebels by surprise at bin jawad. they fought hard with everything they had but were forced back. and even while fleeing came under fire. they had originally retreated to the town because of a new threat rebels here say it wasn't just government forces but also residents firing from their homes that forced them to pull back. they confiscated these weapons handed out by qaddafi forces from locals who were loyal to the regime. how many weapons did you find in total? >> reporter: another problem the anti-qaddafi forces are facing:
use caution as you cross the span, high wind advisory signs expected. right now that is a first look at your morning commute. >>> thank you very much. it is 4:31 a.m. we don't have to tell you drivers, prices at the pump are skyrockets how much they are rising is stunning. let's take a look at bay area prices the average for a gallon of regular gas is $3.93 that is up 15¢ from a week ago and in san jose and oakland the average is $3.90 an increase from 16¢ from last sunday according to gas >>> driver -- gas >>> drivers across the country are experiencing the second biggest gas spike in history. >>> the gas is just out of control no matter what. no matter how much money you have or don't the price is out of control. >> reporter: 33¢ a gallon increase in price of gas is one to have biggest two week jumps on record. the average price is now 3.5 $1 but that looks like a bargain to californians, paying much more, $3.93. >> i am putting 91 in, yeah, $4.14. >> reporter: should the government step in? >> we have to make some kind of move. whatever move we can make in
to their base in missouri late tonight. on the ground, u.s. aircraft attack libyan forces south of benghazi for the first time while muammar qaddafi remained defiant, calling nations allied against him the party of satan and vowing to fight inch by inch for his country. we have correspondents on the ground in libya and in washington with the latest and we begin with national security correspondent david martin at the pentagon. >> an unmanned reconnaissance zone takes off from sicily to survey the damage done by american missiles and bombs. an overhead photo shows what happened to the battlefield. >> you can see the shelters, one of which we have blown up here that is actually flattened. >> since the assault began on saturday, u.s. and british warships have launched 124 cruise missiles and sent three stealth bombers flying nonstop from the u.s. >> we judge these strikes to have been very effective and significantly degrading the regime's air defense capability. >> the aim was to enable u.s. and allied planes to enforce a no-fly zone over libya without having to worry about ground fire. >> th
students are looking at the list and trying to make schedules through the year. >> not to throw us under the bus, i thought you might say journalism 101 is on there, but it was not 0 on that list? >> reporter: actually there is a course in here, it has to do with journalism ethics. a good course. >> it is. >>> whiter teeth, in two hours, they put whitening strips to the test to see if they live up to the hype. >> houston, final type, we will stop. >> shuttle discovery lands back on earth. what they accomplished. >>> maybe it's safe to go in the water after all. what a new study find about the number of sharks off the california coast. >>> it was 59 degrees at sfo today, topped off at 73 in santa cruz. taking a look at mount vac a and out towards a beautiful sky. a few clouds, those clouds and the impact it will have on your thursday as "eyewitness news" continues right after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, nasa marks the end of an era. >>> and knows here touched down on the end of an historic journey. and to the ship that has led the way. >> and with that nasa marks the end of an era. space shutt
with katie couric" is next. libya tempts by the army to retake lost territory. the u.s. steps up the pressure on qaddafi to quit, but he's still not giving up. i'm katie couric. also tonight, deep trouble in the midwest. heavy rain and melting snow adds up to flooding that's sweeping through hundreds of homes. are teachers taking a lesson from the labor dispute in wisconsin? a union leader is giving some ground on the red-hot issue of tenure. and the american spirit. an artist who brings to life a world his eyes cannot see. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. moammar qaddafi's latest offensive was a colossal failure and tonight he's more isolated than ever. troops loyal to qaddafi tried to retake three cities overnight but they were repelled by rebel forces. today in one of those cities, zawiyah, there were celebrations in the streets. the people are firmly in charge and demanding qaddafi go. secretary of state hillary clinton warned that unless he does, libya is at risk
the beginning. >>> the u.s. opened fire on libya. what prompted president obama's decision and how moammar gadhafi is reacting. >> and an ammonia leak prompts a shelter in place order in san jose. >>> it is 7:30 a.m. on sunday, march 20th. spring is just about here but i don't think mother nature got the memo. >> no. no. look outside, ok. spring is here, it's sprung. a lot of news to talk about. we'll look at the weather a lot closer, as well. we have john hademan back from tokyo to talk about the earthquake and its effect on the economy >> he was there when the disaster struck. and in the next half hour, in the 8:00 section, we'll talk about what is going on and what's not going on in sacramento. and how it's going to affect you. >> that's as we approach a deadline for making that special election happen in june. a lot coming up. >>> i think the top story locally is the weather. there is some local flooding out there. the rain has been coming down, and it looks like going to keep on coming for a little while. jim bernard has the latest. we're checking in with you. storm watch, how is it l
to the allegations that in 2003, he lied to a federal grand jury about using steroids. he has had to enter several pleas since prosecutors have rewritten the charges against him several times. bonds says that he has never knowingly taken steroids. trial is now set to begin march 21. >>> also today, bonds' former personal trainer greg anderson told the court he will not testify against the home run champ. the judge told anderson he would be sent back to jail for the duration of the trial if he refuses to take the stand. anderson has already spent more than a year behind bars for refusing to testify against bonds. >>> a surprise substance in a child's cookie has sickened four valve students. investigators say say a fifth grade boy shared two marijuana cookies. he said he received them from an employee from a local convenience store. the clerk said he didn't know they contained pot. >> when you look at the packaging it's not self- evident. you have to read the fine print. >> all four students attend grace patterson elementary school. vallejo police have not finished their investigation yet. >>> frus
>> schieffer: today on "face the nation," in libya, u.s. british and french warplanes pounded key targets overnight. and in japan, at least 20,000 are now dead or missing in the earthquake. we'll hear from our correspondents in both places, plus the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen; richard lugar, ranking republican on the senate foreign relations committee, and massachusetts congressman ed markey, a voice on the environment. it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now, from washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning again. here is the news from overnight on these two extraordinary stories. in libya, moammar qaddafi says every person in the country will be armed, and tells his people to prepare for a long war. u.s., french, and british planes are bombing key military targets in libya after u.s. and british ships fired more than 100 missiles at anti-aircraft sites yesterday. in japan, radiation has showed up in tap water as far away as toky
'll see you in 30 minutes, cbs evening news is next. >> couric: tonight president obama warns the u.s. and nato are considering a military response to the crisis in libya as qaddafi's forces step up attacks on rebel-held oil towns. i'm katie couric. the violence is driving up the price you pay at the pump. but where's the money going? maybe not where you think, and should the u.s. tap the strategic reserves to bring prices down? they're here, the new 3-d mammograms. but should women be rushing to get one? and she's worn his m.i.a. bracelet for nearly 40 years waiting for the day she could remove it. that day has come. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. libyan government forces were back on the offensive today trying to retake more territory still held by the rebels. some of the heaviest fighting was in towns near tripoli and the u.n. says more than a million libyans now need humanitarian aid. president obama warned moammar qaddafi and his supporters they will be
>> couric: tonight, as allied forces pound targets in libya, the u.s. military insists qaddafi is not a target, but the commander in chief makes it clear... >> it is u.s. policy that qaddafi needs to go. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, another setback in japan. workers again forced to evacuate as smoke pours from crippled nuclear reactors and concerns grow about the safety of japan's food supply. and another a.t.f. agent tells cbs news the agency encouraged gun dealers in this country to sell weapons to mexican drug cartels. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. for a third straight night, tripoli has come under attack from u.s. and allied forces as they establish a no-fly zone over libya. anti-aircraft fire lit up the sky as moammar qaddafi's army tried to defend against the attack. rebels solidified their control in benghazi and launch and offensive to retake other cities. president obama said today the u.s. will turn over leadership of the opera
: the u.s. stored supply of oil called the strategic petroleum reserve contains 72-- 727 million barrels, enough to keep nation powered for a couple of months. those who want oil released from the reserves now say it would calm spiking gas prices so an economic recovery isn't threatened. after hurricane katrina, 30 million barrelses were released. oil prices dropped 3.7%. during the first gulf war, 34 million barrels were released and in one day prices dropped 33.4%. but some economists say the oil reserves should be saved for a true emergency and this isn't it. >> i think it's premature to open up the strategic petroleum reserve. i don't think it's going it to make a big difference with respect to prices. and i think at this point we can digest these prices. >> reporter: maybe so, but it doesn't go down easy. >> as a students's kind of tough to be able to pay the bills and pay these kind of gas prices. >> reporter: right now the average price of gas is still 61 cents below the record set in july 2008 of $4.11 a gallon. russ. >> mitchell: at least some good news there. sheryl attkisson i
, but despite eight days of bombing the u.s. says military ground forces loyal to president gadhafi still pose a significant threat. on monday, president obama will address the nation on the libyan crisis. >>> disaster in japan. japan's prime minister describes the situation as grave and serious, after another dangerous radiation leak is found at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. u.s. navy barges are bringing fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday morning, march 26th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to a gorgeous spring morning in new york city. 20-something degrees. but who cares, it looks nice. >> that's a beautiful picture, russ. >> welcome to "the early show," i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. we begin with the latest on the battle for libya. rebels have recaptured the key eastern city of ajdabiya. nato takes control of some of the u.s.-led operation in libya in a matter of days, and president obama will address the nation on monday night to explain u.s. involvement in
begin our coverage with cbs harry smith who joins us with the latest on the nuclear threat. harry, hello. >> reporter: good morning, erica. fear, apprehension and anxiety. it is another emotional day here in japan as this country waits for just one piece of good news. wednesday morning, dawned with yet another fire in the explosion plagued number four reactor at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. the fire was out in short order but then white smoke was seen rising from reactor number three. the 50 nuclear workers who are fighting to keep the cores from melting were said to have evacuated. it was then reported they were only sent to a safer part of the structure. leaving everyone to wonder, what is really going on in there? there is both positive and negative news. i don't know what to believe, she says. is the facility on the verge of a meltdown or not? nearby residents wish they knew more. including american mark carney. >> i can read articles about, you know, will the radiation reach the united states? and what should you do in california? and i'm sitting in the prefe prefectur
? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. the nuclear crisis in japan moves into its second week. and this morning, the head of the u.n.'s nuclear energy agency says japan is racing against the clock. here's the latest. engineers hope to reconnect electricity to at least two of the reactors at the fukushima daiichi power plant sometime today. but, it is unclear if any of the cooling systems will work. smoke is rising from reactor number 2, but officials don't know why. fire trucks are now being used to spray water on the plant, and attempts to use helicopters have been discontinued. japanese officials said today they are asking the u.s. government for help. charlie d'agata is in niigata, japan, with more. good morning, charlie. >> reporter: good morning to you, betty. nobody is watching the events unfolding at the nuclear power plant more closely than the people here. many who were evacuated from the region around that plant and wonder if they'll ever be able to go home. fire trucks resumed blasting water onto japan's crippl
to the west. >>> training accident. a jet engine explodes and catches fire aboard a u.s. aircraft carrier. >>> and cold case. the fbi can't crack this code. >>> and cold case. the fbi can't crack this code. can you? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us today, i'm betty nguyen. we begin in libya, where cia operatives have been on the ground gathering intelligence, and making contact with rebel forces. the rebel troops are being pushed back by libyan forces, losing about 100 miles in two days. meanwhile, a key adviser to moammar gadhafi has resigned amid some international intrigue. joel brown is in washington. good morning, joel. bring us up to speed. >> a lot going on, betty. good morning to you. we're learning now the cia's been on the ground in libya for weeks now, in some cases working hand in hand with the rebels. but whether or not to supply weapons to the opposition is a whole other matter that sparks fierce debate here in washington. cia operatives are reportedly on the ground in libya. the intelligence agency sent in small teams earlier this
. as moammar gadhafi continues to thumb his nose at the u.s. and allies striking back at rebels, president obama tells cbs news it is time for gadhafi to give up the fight. >> wef got to ratchet our diplomatic and political pressure on him so at some point he makes a decision to leave. >>> we will hear more from our interview with the president and speak with former defense secretary donald rumsfeld will the u.s. mission in libya. >>> plane scary. officials discover a bullet hole in a us airways passenger jet. now an investigation is under way to try to figure out just where it came from and how serious a threat it posed to the aircraft and its passengers. >>> fighting back. a middle school student from connecticut goes on youtube with an emotional plea for help after bullied by her classmates for years. that video is burning up on the internet adding to the national debate causing quite a stir "early" this wednesday morning, march 30th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good wednesday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. >> good to have everybody with us. >>> we want to get you
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. thank you for being here today. >> thank you. >> and tell us about the religious order and tell us about your path and a brief thing about father veto perown. >> okay. well from early on, tom, i've had a call to prayer. but it wasn't until i had a back injury when i was 18 years old, i was playing football, and that back injury took away all of my athletic talents. and so i had to search -- or i forced to kind of move inside and find god. >> and if we could borrow on this st. ignatius period. that's where the 30 days came from. >> he also was injured and had to -- and that was when he also came to search for god. so that time was very significant. i remember at the time, i became very depressed and thought this was terrible, because i'd lost everything that i thought was so important for my life, which was athletic talent. but it, of course, changed the whole direction of my life so i began to really search for god. >> and from that despair, you found more. >> so much more. it led to the priesthood which is the greatest gift. >> and how old were you then? >> i was 42. >> and what had you
:30. and happy st. patrick's day. >>> good morning. breaking news. the u.s. government gets set to begin evacuating americans from japan as danger levels remain high at the crippled nuclear plan this, despite new attempts by military helicopters to cool off the plant's overheated reactors and fuel rods. the top u.s. nuclear regulator says conditions at the plant are much worse than japanese officials say and recommends that americans say 50 miles away. this morning questions about nearly two dozen nuclear reactors with the very same design "early" this thursday morning, march 17th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. scenes from earlier. military choppers, japanese military helicopters dropping sea water on this nuclear plant a part of the last-ditch effort to bring sea water in ho help cool down the fuel pools and also the nuclear rods there at this facility. >> that is the effort from the sky. also hearing about water cannons on the ground as they try to bring things in there. we are learning this morning that the pen
of car break ins in alameda county. mark will show us the tempting targets. mark. >> reporter: well, imagine coming home from work and finding this. the windows in your car simply smashed. this is the reality for dozens of commuters. this particular driver doesn't know yet about the damage. at the centerville train station off of fremont boulevard, a few cars show the damage from a night of destruction. fremont police say as many as 40 vehicles were broken into here. the windows smashed, money, and valuables taken from inside. >> i saw a lot of windows with broken glass on the ground. >> fremont resident, john mitchell first noticed the damage yesterday and said the parking lot, which is open to the public is an easy target. >> who knows, laptops, they leave stuff in there. you never know. >> it's a crime of opportunity. you have all these cars parked here. no one is around. you break windows. >> fremont police detective says officers have taken a dons reports so far, but they expect more victims to come forward. as for the person or persons behind this string of burglaries. at
. still, u.s. warships and planes helping with relief efforts temporarily moved away from the area as a precaution. crews have been desperately trying to avoid a nuclear meltdown at the facility since it was damaged in friday's powerful earthquake. over the weekend they dumped sea water into the reactors to try to cool them down. more than 180,000 residents were also evacuated, and had to be scanned for radiation before entering shelters. across the northeast coast, more than 10,000 people are believed to be dead from the magnitude 9 quake, and tsunami. dramatic new video captured violent waves that slammed ashore, wiping out entire villages. since the massive earthquake three days ago, aftershocks continue to rattle the region. an average of 12 to 15 per hour. some more than 6.0 in magnitude. but there are stories of survival. crews rescued this 60-year-old man who was clinging to what was left of his roof. this man also made it out alive. i thought i was dying when i was pushed into the water, he says. but with thoughts of my family i decided to make every effort to survive. but
much time. u.s. and allied warships are stationed off the coast of libya ready to launch cruise missile that would take out qaddafi's command centers and air defense network. after that, aircraft-- mostly british and french operating from bases in the mediterranean-- would enforce a no-fly zone and threaten his ground forces with air strikes if they attack the rebels. the president promised no american troops would gol into libya while one way or another, said secretary of state clinton, qaddafi has to go. >> we do believe that a final result of any negotiations would have to be the decision by colonel qaddafi to leave. >> reporter: secretary clinton will be in paris tomorrow for one last round of talks with allies. but unless qaddafi orders first a cease-fire and then a retreat, the time for talking seems to be up. tonight there is no sign qaddafi's forces are observing a cease-fire much less pulling back. in fact, one u.s. official says they are still advancing on benghazi. harry? >> smith: david, what happens if these qaddafi forces keep moving toward benghazi? >> reporter: benghazi
the president's plan. >>> fallout fears. the pentagon considers the mandatory evacuation of all u.s. military personnel threatened by radiation in japan as the first american victim of the tragedy is found. >>> and medical marvel. a texas man gets the first full facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning allied forces are working to expand the no fly zone over libya. overnight tripoli was targeted for the third day in a row and there is growing discord among the allies and here in this country over the u.s. role. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. >> reporter: several days of attacks on libya are having their intended effect according to u.s. officials, even so, more in congress are questioning the president's decisions. anti-aircraft fire erupted in tripoli overnight as moammar gadhafi's forces battled a fresh round of air strikes. u.s. officials say days of attacks on the regi
't changed. they continue to profit... by selling kids the same lies... to get them to use... the same deadly products. don't be big tobacco's next victim. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> a powerful storm now ripping through the bay area. heavy rain, gusty winds, flooded everywhere. we'll have details coming up. >>> the u.s. opens fire on libya. what prompted the president's decision and how gadhafi is reacting. >> and swept away by the tsunami. what became of the driver. >> good evening, a stormy day and we're not in the clear yet. another wave of heavy rain and strong winds is moving in at this hour. meteorologist, lawrence has more on that in a minute, but our team coverage begins with don knapp in san francisco and the mess left behind by the storm so far. don. >> and this wet and wild weekend is about to get a little wilder with the wind warnings coming up. there are wind advisories all the way down to the 50-mile an hour winds on the golden gate tonight and on the san mateo bridge. the big rigs and box trucks are restricted. that wind has already don
is we don't know what to do. >> reporter: the united nations and the u.s. government have both sent teams of experts to japan to deal with the nuclear crisis. more than 90 governments are also providing humanitarian assistance. but hard-hit villages are getting snow and temperatures are below freezing. shelters are filled to capacity with the homeless. >> i have been here for five days. it's holding 1,000 to 2,000 people, all the schools turned into evacuation centers. >> reporter: a rare address was made by the prime minister, expressing his condolences for the loss of life urging his subjects not to give up. randall pinkston, cbs news, at the united nations. >>> since the bay area college students are in japan are being told to return home now, 12 students from san francisco state, 35 students from stanford, they have all been studying there as part state of the program. that program is now suspended. it's unclear when the students will be back in the u.s. the airports in japan have been packed with passengers trying to leave. >>> officials are stepping up efforts to protect the w
to the structural components underneath the dock and some of those are, you know, metal plates that are used to screw together the pieces. some are missing flotation underneath. >> tonight, more than 100 people turned out at a community meeting. but there are also many pointed questions, the dean wanted to know why port officials were told not to sail out of the harbor as the waves were approaching. >> i think there would be less problems with the harbor and more of it would survive. >> dennis urged authorities to accept a similar tsunami could occur in the future. >> this harbor is not a great place to have -- to try and survive a tsunami. there are things that i think the harbor really needs to look at in terms of tsunami proofing the harbor. >> at the harbor today, the damage from the tsunami is plainly visible. entire docks are miss along with 77 slips, which means the harbor has more boats than docking areas. but steve is keeping all the inconvenience in perspective. >> something so far away affects us so intimately and it makes you feel so sorry for the people in japan. >> how t
it was because he used steroids and it caused muscles and tendons to grow faster than his body could handle and the physical changes that happened at that time and his overall body grew dramatically and acne on his back and hair was falling off and he shaved it. and organs that changed sexual performance and bonds mental changes and increasingly aggressive, irritable, and agitative and almost violent and threat ton cut her head off and throw her in a ditch and cut off the breast implants he paid for her and then burning down the house he bought her. bell told her story many times on tv and radio with a nude playboy layout and a book on bonds steroid use. >> and there was another witness to show bonds lied about the steroid use. the equipment manager of the san francisco giants mike murphy says bonds hat size grew by an eighth of an inch and other giants hat sizes also grew, for example, willie mays and others. and bell was on the stand for 2 1/2 hours. after they take a lunch break, in not too long, it is quite possible she will continue on the stand this afternoon. so dramatic testimony he
in libya. rebels flee as qaddafi's military advances and now a fierce debate-- should the u.s. arm the opposition? i'm erica hill. also tonight, kicking the habit: the president wants to cut oil imports by a third, and some drivers have already gotten the message. hyperactive kids-- why some experts believe artificial food coloring could make the behavior worse. >> mr. president! >> and a bullet meant for president reagan nearly took this man's life. 30 years later james brady is still fighting for gun control. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> hill: good evening, katie is off tonight. just two days ago, libyan rebels seemed ready to move on moammar qaddafi's home town and possibly on tripoli, but tonight, they are on the move in the other direction. their weapons, machine guns for the most part are, no match for qaddafi's heavier weaponry. secretary of state hillary clinton said today no decision has been made about whether to arm the rebels, but there are also reports that president obama
pictures, ro, take a look. >> couric: tonight, libya's oil facilities under attack as the u.s. gets set to talk to nato allies about imposing a no-fly zone. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a difficult ash wednesday for some catholics. parishioners in the philadelphia area learn if their priest is suspected of sex abuse. the suspect in the tucson massacre comes face to face with some of the victims. and overnight, a mother of one becomes a mother to nine keeping her family together after tragedy strikes. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. what, if anything, can the obama administration do about the situation in libya? as the white house continues to weigh its options, moammar qaddafi's forces keep pounding the opposition from the air and on the ground. 30 miles from tripoli, government troops retook most of zawiyah today after almost a week of bitter fighting. hospital officials report dozens of deaths on both sides. in the east, where the rebels control almost all
for quite some time. let's check your weather and traffic. lawrence gets us started. good morning. >> good morning. we have seen a pretty good soaking around the bay area. looks like it's tapering offer a little bit along the peninsula. some scattered showers here, continuing to trace across the bay and into parts of the east bay. it will be more widely spread toward the middle of the day and the afternoon. we may get some sunny breaks but there are more storms on the horizon. we'll talk about that in a moment. let's check on traffic with elizabeth. >> big probable in livermore. westbound 580, two lanes blocked a multi-vehicle crash, two to three cars involved ambulance on the scene and traffic backups continue to grow. 16 miles per hour towards the accident scene and your drive time as well coming out of the altamont pass, stacking up towards about 20 minutes. so once you get past north greenville, speeds improve but again, this is definitely going to be our problem spot for right now for the start of the morning commute. much more traffic coming up. in the meantime, back to you guys. >>
establish the no-fly zone and suppress his air defences. >> reporter: the secretaries also made clear u.s. policy that moammar qaddafi must go is not the aim of the current mission. >> one of the things that i think is central is you don't, in a military campaign, set as a mission or a goal something you're not sure you can achieve. >> reporter: the critics on capitol hill say the administration's policy lacks clarity. >> i think there should have been a plan for what our objectives were, a debate as to why this was in our vital interest before we committed military forces to libya rd today nato assumed full command of the mission. the president says america's role will be limited. >> we're not putting any ground forces into libya. >> reporter: and that other union heaveal in the middle east like the recent bloody crack down in syria will be looked at case by case. >> each of these, we are looking at and an liz will-- analyzing carefully. but we can't draw some general, sweeping conclusions about the entire region. >> reporter: and president obama makes his pitch monday evening in a telev
>>> rebel retreat. libyan troops have opposition forces on the run. but for how long? as the u.s. considers arming the insurgency. >>> cajun cleanup. a powerful storm rolls through louisiana, threatening the southeast with flooding and high winds. >>> and union fight. ohio can vote on limiting collective bargaining rights, as the battle in wisconsin goes to collective bargaining rights, as the battle in wisconsin goes to court. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning, the back and forth fighting in libya has turned against the rebel troops. opposition forces are on the run, fleeing the latest government counterattack. the rebels were trying to advance on moammar gadhafi's hometown of sirte. they've also had to leave two critical oil ports, brega and ras lanuf. the u.s. navy launched a new barrage of cruise missiles at targets near tripoli and nato takes command of the operation today. joel brown is in washington with more. good morning, joel. what's the latest? >> betty, it wasn't even a close fight. gadhafi forc
on the radicalization of muslims in the u.s., but is it a matter of national security, or a u.s., but is it a matter of national security, or a witch-hunt? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. >>> the three-week budget battle in wisconsin that has made national headlines appears to be over. it ended swiftly and unexpectedly. republican members of the state senate outmaneuvered their absentee democratic colleagues to pass a bill which sharply limits union rights. >> this is a violation of law. >> the vote caught almost everyone by surprise. by 18-1 the state senate passed a measure stripping collective bargaining rights from most of wisconsin's public employees, handing governor scott walker a stunning victory in the three-week labor standoff. in a statement he applauded lawmakers for taking, quote, a step in the right direction to balance the budget, and reform government. senate democrats had fled the state to avoid any votes, but republicans found a way to push the measure through. they removed all elements of the bill that involved bud
a mystery, despite his promises of a long war with the u.s. and its allies. defense secretary gates says the lsu hand over control of the however, questions remain about america's long-term exit strategy. disaster in japan. workers get another scare as smoke rises from the crippled nuclear plant and residents are being warned about contaminated drinking water and food. this as the estimated death toll jumps to more than 18,000 "early" this monday morning, march 21st, 2011. >>> and good morning. good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us. >> following two very major stories this morning. first of which the situation in japan. all eyes on that nuclear facility in fukushima once again. this as reports as i mention a few moments ago, smoke emanating from that troubled reactor 3 there. and now reports of radiation levels detected radiation levels in both the food and the water in that safety zone around the nuclear plant right now. we're going to continue to follow this and have an update on the situation t
as len ramirez shows us, not everyone was satisfied with what they heard. >> mts b investigators zeroed in on the ringsy decision in 2006 not to install shut had been off valves on the sanbruno pipeline which blew up and destroyed 38 homes. >> it took 90 minutes for crews to get to those valves and shut them down. what is about the approximate time it would take to close and have a remote valve close and isolate that line? >> well, actually our crews getting to the site. >> on the hot seat was lee senior gas engineers in the risk management department. the man who wrote the memo arguing modern valves in this case would not provide additional safety or prevent property damage. but investigators seemed frustrated by his struggle to answer key questions. >> let me put it this way, would it take 60 minutes to 90 minutes for remote valves to close? >> no. >> would it take 30 minutes for remote valves to close? >> no. >> would it take 15 minutes for that remote valve to close? >> yes. we could shut off the valve sooner. >> watching it all at home in sanbruno were neighbors still living
udi, his wife, joins us by phone from pineville, louisiana. good morning, jamie. i am certain that you must be feeling very nervous having only heard from your husband as of last night at 11:30. >> yes, that's right. it's a very scary thing that knowing. that's the whole thing just sitting, waiting and not knowing. >> what has he told you so far about his surroundings and the situation on the ground there? >> well, the last conversation was so sketchy, the phone was going in and phones went out. i did ask -- and that's all the information i got from him before the phones went dead. and i've just been sitting here waiting ever since. so i don't know, you know, that any -- anything to get into for coverage, or any -- anything else. it's just sit, wait. i don't know if they ever got any supplies. so back, here we go again. sitting there waiting, till maybe somebody can get to them and get them out and they've been out there so long, just in the elements, i'm worried about maybe too much exposure on him. and now with this new worry, it's been worry after worry. every time you turn around w
on february 15 and then a second incident on february 26. in both cases rat poison was used and whoever left it behind here wrote a message on the rat poison box that said "all dogs must die." >> just commercial off the shelf rat poison like you would find at a hardware store. one box was left here within the park area itself. the other box was left in the entryway where there are two gates and all people and dogs have to go through to get into the park and in both cases some of the rat poison had been distributed oned ground. >> i obviously don't like it because i have two dogs of my own and children at the park running around and think it is horrible that someone that does not like dogs would do such a horrible thing. >> reporter: this is obviously a potentially fatal situation for dogs especially small dogs. i talked to the owner of a very large newfoundland who was one of the first people to report this incident, allen, and he said his dog did get sick and was throwing up on a couple of occasions, had to take it to the vet and get him checked out. he doesn't know for sure if the dog was
some gusty wind upwards of 30 miles per hour along the coast and that will be the story with us through much of the day. more rain is on the way, just when, where, how long it will be here, i've got that answer coming up in a bit. a check of the roadways i guarantee you, there is some wind issues out there. >> that's right julie. we are keeping our eye on that this morning. a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, we are dealing with windy conditions use caution as you cross the span. wind advisory in effect for the san mateo bridge and richmond san raphael. new reports of an accident in san francisco. >>> 5:01 a.m. recent rise in gas prices jumping nearly 2¢ a day. kristin, good morning to you. >> reporter: guys at this gas station south airport boulevard you can see how bad it is getting $4.25 a gallon for regular unleaded. over the past two weeks gas prices have jumped 33¢ in just two weeks that is a near record setter. let's look at how bad it is getting in the bay area, if we look at the average price of gas in san francisco, it is $3.93 up 15¢ from a week ago in san jose and o
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